, Aesthetic Values
, Human Nature
Instructor: Prof. Irving Singer
Producer MIT OpenCourseWareAudio/Visual sound, colorLanguage English
This course is a seminar on creativity in art, science, and technology. We discuss how these pursuits are jointly dependent on affective as well as cognitive elements in human nature. We study feeling and imagination in relation to principles of idealization, consummation, and the aesthetic values that give meaning to science and technology as well as literature and the other arts. Readings in philosophy, psychology, and literature are part of the course.
View the complete course at: http://ocw.mit.edu/24-262F04